Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Project

Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Project

The Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration project is less than 45 minutes travel time from London and only 20 miles from the south coast. Wealden District Council, on behalf of the Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Committee (UTCR), is seeking a development partner with the relevant experience, vision, resource capability, to secure the right to support the redevelopment and expansion of the town centre.

United Kingdom-Hailsham: Building construction work

2014/S 241-423191

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Wealden District Council
Council Offices, East Sussex
For the attention of: Mr Steven Barber
BN27 2AX Hailsham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7539357742
E-mail: steven.barber2@capita.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wealden.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

East Sussex County Council
County Hall St Anne’s Crescent Lewes East Sussex
BN7 1UE Lewes
UNITED KINGDOM

Uckfield Town Council
Civic Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1AE Uckfield
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Project.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Uckfield Town Centre.

NUTS code UKJ22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Do you have the experience, vision, resource and commitment to develop East Sussex newest Town Centre?
The Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration project is less than 45 minutes travel time from London and only 20 miles from the south coast. Wealden District Council, on behalf of the Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Committee (UTCR), is seeking a development partner with the relevant experience, vision, resource capability, to secure the right to support the redevelopment and expansion of the town centre, including additional retail floor space of some 10 000 sq metres net retail floor space as part of a comprehensive scheme of improvements which will increase the attractiveness of Uckfield and create a vibrant and inclusive town centre.
As part of the town centre redevelopment activity the partners have already initiated a number of transport improvements including to the High Street and the bus terminal. The successful bidder would need to propose a comprehensive approach which linked in with and supported the broad objectives and public realm styles of these improvements.
The Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Joint Committee (UTCR) has been established with representatives of East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council, and Uckfield Town Council to manage the project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45000000, 45100000, 45200000, 45211000, 45211360, 45212000, 45212200, 45213100, 45213111, 45213112, 45214200, 45215222,70000000, 70110000, 70120000, 70332200, 70332000, 70331000, 71400000, 71240000, 70112000, 71000000, 71210000, 71222000, 90712100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The high level vision for Uckfield is for a contemporary market town with an ‘up-market’ image, known for its successful and varied shopping facilities and commercial opportunities, offering an attractive and welcoming environment, maintaining its own distinctive identity and acting as a hub for surrounding towns and villages.
Selection of a development partner to deliver the high level objectives for the regeneration of Uckfield Town Centre and to support the vision through:
a) Provision of additional retail floor space for a variety of retail and social outlets;
b) The development of a mixed use and attractive High Street;
c) Increased and improved civic realm, including a civic square;
d) Improved use of green space, including Luxford Field, to provide enhanced recreational and social facilities;
e) Inclusion of replacement residential elements (subject to Habitats Regulations Assessments) to enable mixed use;
f) Increased employment opportunities through retail and other development;
g) Redevelopment and provision of educational facilities; and
h) Improved car parking provision.
The public sector partners hold significant town centre landholdings which will be made available on appropriate terms to enable a successful regeneration project to progress.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 25 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2016. Completion 31.12.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee and/or performance bond may be required by the Council, the details of which will be set out in the Invitation to Tender and accompanying documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The terms of payment will be set out in the Invitation to Tender and accompanying documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require a group of economic operators to take a particular legal form, or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each economic operator undertakes joint and several liabilities.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Council will set out specific conditions in the Invitation to Tender and accompanying documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 ( as amended) and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 ( as amended) and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 ( as amended) and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Based on the criteria set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

ESPH41

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.1.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

13.2.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

All applicants are required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

This will be available from Mr Steven Barber, steven.barber2@capita.co.uk, Capita Procurement Solutions, 17 Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P 1JB from 12.12.2014.

Contractors will have until 2.1.2014 to submit any written clarification to steven.barber2@capita.co.uk

All suppliers who have requested the PQQ documents will receive a response to these clarifications by 6.1.2015. Completed PQQs are to be returned by 20.1.2015 to Capita Procurement Solutions, 17 Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P 1JB or to steven.barber@capita.co.uk

The Council reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract, to terminate the process and not to award a contract at any time without any liability on its part. No contract will be created between the Council and any party until a contract is executed between the Council and the winning bidder.
The Council is not liable for any costs (including third party costs fees or expenses) incurred by those expressing interest in, negotiating or tendering for this current opportunity.
Any agreement entered into will be governed by English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Wealden District Council
Council Offices Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX Hailsham
E-mail: esph@wealden.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.wealden.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeals to be lodged in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.12.2014

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